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Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is a modern, student-centric university with a heritage that stretches back to 1823. Students are offered university experience informed by exceptional research and extensive industry links, producing graduates who are socially engaged and entrepreneurial. Wherever they've come from and wherever they are planning to get to, LJMU helps students find their place in the world.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city

Coastal
Coastal

On the coast, near the sea

UCAS Code: L51

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 81%
  • Postgraduate 19%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Where students come from

  • UK 93%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 5%

Student gender

  • Male 46%
  • Female 54%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • LJMU has three libraries; the two largest are open 24/7 during semester. There are over 1,800 study spaces, from individual and silent through to social and group spaces, and more than 1,000 open access and bookable PCs and laptops. Wi-Fi access is available throughout for students bringing their own devices.
  • The service has over 500,000 books including more than 160,000 e-books and 120,000 e-journals; and no fines are charged. Any books on loan are automatically renewed until they are required by another user.
  • Dedicated academic liaison librarians provide one-to-one support for different subject areas across the university; there are also a range of online guides and learning materials. Postgraduate students can get individual assistance from specialist research support librarians, and a variety of training and networking events run throughout the academic year. Skills@LJMU offers a wide range of opportunities for students to develop their performance in research, academic writing, English language and maths and statistics.

Student jobs

  • There is excellent availability of part-time work in Liverpool; students can have their CVs and application forms checked by LJMU's Careers team prior to submitting. The team also produce both a weekly part-time jobs handout and a voluntary opportunities handout that students can collect in Careers Zones.
  • The service advertises thousands of opportunities each year, including part time work. Relevant opportunities are targeted at students via the online jobs website, or students can check jobs boards within the nearest Careers Zone.
  • Within the university, students can work as student advocates representing LJMU both internally and externally. The Students' Union offers a large number of opportunities for part-time work, and there are also paid and voluntary placements and internships with LJMU cultural partners.

Careers advice

  • Campus-based Careers Zones offer a range of careers support for students, including one-to-one careers guidance and interview practice sessions, reviews of application forms, personal statements and CVs.
  • The CareerSmart programme helps students focus on career planning. All first year students can engage with the first stage of the programme as part of a core module of study. An extensive programme of careers workshops and webinars are also offered.
  • Careers resources include sector-specific career planning guides and insights; while career mini guides cover topics such as career planning, CVs, applications, interviews, assessment centres and more. Online, Careers Zone 24/7 enables students to work on their employability skills at any time. Tools include a CV builder, interview simulator, employer videos, careers newsroom, psychometric tests, entrepreneurship modules and more.
  • School- or programme-specific employer events and careers fairs enable students to meet and network with industry professionals. Careers Zone 24/7 features a jobs board, where students can apply for LJMU internships – paid work experience opportunities working with local employers on a suitable, graduate-level project. In addition, the GoinGlobal database enables students to search for jobs and internships abroad, with international employer directories, country career guides and information on visas and local culture.

Health services

  • The university advises that students register with a GP based in Liverpool.
  • Local health agencies such as Love is Infectious (sexual health) and YoungAdaction (alcohol and drugs), visit the campus throughout the year to deliver advice and guidance to students.
  • Students' health in their work is overseen by the Occupational Health Unit, with a screening and referral service for students in healthcare, pharmacy, social care, microbiology and teaching.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • A Counselling and Mental Health Service provides free, confidential sessions for students.
  • Access to the counselling service is initially through a team of Student Engagement officers (based in faculty) who are able to discuss any personal or emotional issues that may be interfering with the student's ability to study. Referral will then be made to the most appropriate service.
  • All contact can be made through email, telephone or by face-to-face drop in.

Disability support

  • Students with a disability can access a huge variety of services and support. Every faculty has its own Disability Coordinator. The university's Disability Advice team can be contacted before students start on their course, enabling them to receive the support they need from the beginning of their studies.
  • Disability Advisers meet with students to work out their individual student learning plan – which may first require a formal needs assessment. Students get to agree to the finalised plan, which is then sent out to relevant academic and support staff.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • The range of support services for students also includes staff skilled in student finance and money advice, accommodation and other student-specific areas. Student Engagement Officers are located in each faculty to provide advice and support to students regarding issues that may be affecting their ability to study.
  • A chaplaincy provision is available to all students of all faiths, or none.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union is an independent, student-led body, proud to represent all 20,000 Liverpool John Moores University students. They are led by a team of four elected student officers and exist to help students love their time at LJMU.
  • The SU helps students get involved in the student community through over 100 student groups and a variety of events throughout the year; it helps students get the most out of their course with an academic advice service and the course rep feedback system; and it provides many other ways for students to feedback on and innovate their student experience.
  • The SU is located across campus. The main reception, offices and advice centre are in the John Foster Building; while social spaces are at John Foster, Byrom Street, Redmonds, Tithebarn Street, IM Marsh and the John Lennon Art and Design Building.

History

  • LJMU can trace its roots back to 1823 and the foundation of Liverpool Mechanics' and Apprentices' Library.
  • The university takes its name from one of the UK's most successful businessmen, Sir John Moores, who turned his love of football into a business empire worth millions. Born into a working class family, he proved that with vision and hard work, anyone can achieve success.
  • Formerly Liverpool Polytechnic, LJMU became a university in 1992. Over the years it has evolved into today's modern civic university with ambitious plans for the future.

Fascinating Fact

  • Liverpool John Moores University (then known as Liverpool Polytechnic) set up the world's first BSc honours degree in sports science in 1975.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Claire Foy – actress and Golden Globe winner for her part as Queen Elizabeth II in TV drama The Crown; recipient of the Critics' Choice #SeeHer award in 2019 for her accurate portrayal of extraordinary women.
  • Sean Curran – deputy editor of parliamentary programmes at BBC News, and presenter of Conversations since August 2016.
  • Beth Tweddle MBE – gymnast and World, European and Commonwealth champion; competed in three Olympic Games, winning bronze at London 2012.
  • Bambos Charalambous – Labour MP for Enfield Southgate and parliamentary private secretary to the shadow business secretary.
  • Neena Gill CBE – MEP; awarded a Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award for contributions to public service by the President of India in 2017 and in 2018 made an honorary fellow of the university.
  • Mohamed Nasheed – former president of the Maldives, founder and leader of the Maldivian Democratic Party, and climate change campaigner.
  • Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale MBE – director and deputy chief executive of Everton Football Club and executive chair of their charity, Everton in the Community; in 2017 became an honorary fellow of the university.
  • Phillip Inman – economics editor at the Observer and economics writer for The Guardian.
  • Anyika Onoura – British sprint track and field athlete, achieving Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic medals, winning bronze at Rio 2016 as part of the Women's 4 x 400m relay team. Awarded an honorary fellowship from the university in 2017.
  • Juan Carlos Osorio – manager of the Paraguay national football team, previously manager of the Mexico national team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Address

Liverpool John Moores University, Student Recruitment and Admissions, Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2QP